February 27, 2019 at 11:46 AM #74010Sibananda SahuKeymaster
TWRP for Tecno i3 is now available from an unofficial build and this post guides you how to install TWRP for Tecno i3 and ROOT Tecno i3 (using TWRP recovery).
After installing TWRP recovery on Tecno i3 you can install many android mods such as google camera (gcam) APK, enable navigation gesture, enable face unlock, viper4android audio enhancement etc. and many more.DISCLAIMER:
THIS IS AN UNOFFICIALLY BUILD TWRP FOR Tecno i3. FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK.
INSTALLING THE TWRP RECOVERY AND ROOT Tecno i3 NEEDS AN UNLOCK BOOTLOADER ON YOUR PHONE.
DURING THE BOOTLOADER UNLOCK PROCESS ALL THE PHONE DATA WILL BE ERASED. MAKE SURE TO BACKUP EVERYTHING.
DOWNLOAD LINK OF TWRP FOR Tecno i3, OTHER DOWNLOADS AND REQUIRED GUIDES:
- Unlocked bootloader on Tecno i3
- USB drivers for Mediatek
- ADB and fastboot download
– 15 Seconds ADB Installer for Windows
– Minimal ADB and Fastboot for Windows
- Latest MTK Droid Root and tools
- Latest MTK SP Flash Tool for Windows
- Install ADB and fastboot on Linux PC
- Latest MTK SP Flash Tool for Linux 64-bit
- Latest MTK SP Flash Tool for Linux 32-bit
- TWRP recovery download for Tecno i3
– Download the zip file and extract the TWRP img file for Tecno i3
REQUIRED DOWNLOADS IF YOU ARE USING A LINUX PC:
STEP BY STEP GUIDE OF HOW TO INSTALL TWRP FOR Tecno i3:
Follow the below step by step guide to install the TWRP for Tecno i3
Before installing TWRP you may require an unlocked bootloader on Tecno i3.
Installing TWRP on Tecno i3 requires a scatter file to be created.
A scatter file of a Mediatek device is what tells about the presence of different partition and the start address of each partition.
Either you can download the scatter file from the downloads section or you can create it by yourself using the following guide.
How to create scatter file for Tecno i3:
This guide need the Droid MTK Tool. With the help of Droid MTK Tool we will create the scatter file for Tecno i3.
- Download the Droid MTK Tool from the above Downloads section.
- It’s in a zip file, so extract that file or open using WinRar or some application and then open the MTKDroidTools.exe file.
- Enable USB Debugging under Developer Options on the Tecno i3; to make the device accessible via ADB.
- Then connect the phone using the USB cable to the PC.
– When you connect the phone to the PC, MTKDroidTool will show all the information about your phone.
- On the below portion of the screen you will see a Blocks Map button. Click on the button
- On the next screen you have all the partition information and starting address of all the partitions of Tecno i3.
On the bottom of the screen you see a Create scatter file button.
– Click on the button to create scatter file for Tecno i3.
- Save the scatter file for Tecno i3 in a location which you can remember and access easily.
Now Install TWRP on Tecno i3 using SP Flash Tool:
TWRP recovery download to a Mediatek phone is done by SP Flash tool, which uses a scatter file to know which address the recovery partition starts.
Make sure you have downloaded the SP Flash tool and created the scatter file for Tecno i3.
Follow the below steps to install the TWRP on Tecno i3 using the scatter file.
- Open the SP Flash tool zip file and then open the flash_tool.exe file.
- Click browse on the the scatter-loading file section and select the Tecno i3 scatter file you created earlier using the MTKDroid Tool.
After selecting the scatter file, the SP Flash tool application automatically find available partitions and other details.
- Now select the location next to the Recovery partition and select the TWRP for Tecno i3, which is in .img format.
- Then click on the Download button to start downloading/flashing of the TWRP recovery on Tecno i3 as shown in the picture.
- After clicking on the download button you will see a red bar on the bottom followed by a yellow bar.
When the TWRP is downloaded to Tecno i3, the SP Flash tool will alert you saying Download is done.
What to do after you install TWRP for Tecno i3:
- You can root the Tecno i3
- You can install one of the custom ROMs available for Tecno i3
- You can install some of the mods available on Tecno i3
Well, this isn’t it. You can install customized themes, sound mods, Xposed modules etc. after installing the TWRP for Tecno i3.
TWRP recovery is the gateway to many goodies for your phone.
Now, if you want to ROOT Tecno i3 then below is a step-by-step by guide for the same.
ROOTING Tecno i3 MAY BRICK THE PHONE.
MAKE SURE YOU READ THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ROOTING BEFORE YOU PROCEED FURTHER.
Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.
You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.
REQUIRED DOWNLOADS OR GUIDES FOR Tecno i3 ROOTING:
- Make sure you have already unlocked the bootloader and installed TWRP for Tecno i3
– Well, this is a very important aspect of this SuperSU ROOT process. The SuperSU zip file is developed in a way to be installed via a TWRP recovery or other custom recovery. Stock recovery may not be able install this SuperSU or Magisk ROOT zip file.
- Download the latest SuprSU ROOT for Tecno i3 or one of the following:
- Your phone will not be rooted just by installing the SuperSU APK file on your Android phone.
- SuperSU APK Free or Pro version is just a SuperSU ROOT management application.
- The SuperSU APK Free or Pro app will ONLY work if you have already ROOTED your Android Phone.
- Download and copy the SuperSU or Magisk ROOT file to Tecno i3. (I hope you have already downloaded the SuperSU zip file from the above downloads section)
- Now restart the Tecno i3 to boot into TWRP recovery.
- Then, Select the Install from TWRP home screen, then select the SuperSU ROOT zip file from the file browser.
- Flash or install the SuperSU or Magisk for Tecno i3, by Sliding the Swipe to Confirm Flash on TWRP screen.
- Wait for TWRP to flash the SuperSU or the Magisk. Once the flashing is done just reboot your device.
- Profit!!! You should now have a Tecno i3 ROOT enabled phone.
How to check if ROOT is enabled on Tecno i3 or NOT?
Install the ROOT checker app from the Play Store and verify if your phone is ROOTED or not.
Here is a screenshot how to flash the SuperSU ROOT binary via TWRP:
If you face any problems on this guide to install TWRP for Tecno i3 then, you can login and reply here. Either me or some other user on this forum will revert back to your query as soon as possible.Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Tecno i3 forum For other Android Custom ROMs, LineageOS ROMs, and all other device specific topics.
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